Hi all ,

I have tried to splitstream office 2003 with SP1 and it worked fine . But when i tired creating a transform of this splitstreamed version my Admin studio tuner is not showing the response transform properly . It takes me directly to the progress bar and skips the user details steps , due to which i am not able to give user details information in my trnasform . hence my transform fails when i install Office with this switch :
msiexec /i std11.msi / qb . It gives an error for user name .

Any pointers to resolve this will be of gr8 help

Cheers ,
V
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Hi all ,
I resolved the problem myself .

I am attaching the process i followed for splitstreaming might help someone .

SLIPSTREAMING OFFICE 2003 WITH SP1

Slipstreaming is the process by which a Service Pack can be integrated into the installation files of a program before packaging them hence avoid distributing service packs separately and makes package distribution easy .

How to Slipstream Office 2003 with SP1

From the Office Resource Kit site: Only editions of Office 2003 acquired through a Volume License agreement or other non-retail channel allow you to create an administrative installation point. You cannot run Setup.exe in administrative mode (/a) with an Office 2003 retail edition. If you cannot make an Administrative Installation Point, you will not be able to slipstream the SP1 or any updates into it.

First, we'll need to create an Administrative Installation Point so we can slipstream the SP1 into Office 2003. This only has to be done once, and further updates can also be slipstreamed to an existing Administrative Installation Point at a later date.


Section 1 - Creating an Administrative Installation Point:

1. Insert your Office 2003 CD, and run the following command "e:\SETUP.EXE /a" from the Run box, which can be accessed from the Start Menu (Change the CD-ROM drive letter, in which you have the Office 2003 CD, if it differs from E:\): (This will not install Office but will just emulate it )

This starts Office 2003 Setup, where you can define an Administrative Installation Point for your Office 2003 files.


2) Enter the required information .Organization Name and Product Key (This will be last time you will ever need to insert your Office 2003 Product key!).


3) Here you also choose the install point "[drive name]:\ MS Office 2003” (Create the folder beforehand, if you haven't done so already).


4) After clicking on Next, "Accept the EULA". The installation will start. (Since we executed Setup with the /a switch, its only copying files to the Install Location you specified to create an Administrative Installation Point, and does not actually install Office 2003 to the system).

Once finished, click OK. Your Office 2003 files should all be in "[drive name]:\ MS Office 2003" or the folder specified during setup in Step 3.





Section 2 - Downloading & Extracting the Service Pack:

1. Download: Office 2003 Service Pack 1 Administrative Update from here --> http://download.microsoft.com/downl...ullfile-enu.exe

Make sure it is the larger, Administrative update --> "Office2003SP1-kb842532-fullfile-enu.exe" approx 72.1mb and not the smaller, Client update --> "Office2003SP1-kb842532-client-enu.exe" approx 17.9mb.

2. Make a directory [local drive name]:\SP1

3. Run the following syntax on the downloaded file (Using command prompt or the Start > Run box):
Office2003SP1-kb842532-fullfile-enu.exe /Q /C /T:C:\SP1

This will extract the Office 2003 SP1 files to [local drive name]:\SP1\

Section 3 - Slipstreaming the Service Pack:

1. At the Command Prompt or in the Start > Run box, run the following command:
msiexec /p [local drive name]:\SP1\MAINSP1ff.msp /a [admin install drive name ]:\Office2003\PRO11.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb /L* [local drive name]:\SP1\PRO11.log
In the log file "[local drive name]:\SP1\PRO11.log" you may want to confirm that the last line reads "Installation operation completed successfully" to be sure that all went well.

2. At the Command Prompt or in the Start > Run box, run the following command:
msiexec /p [local drive name]:\SP1\OWC11SP1ff.msp /a [admin install drive name]:\Office2003\OWC11.MSI SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb /L* [local drive name]:\SP1\OWC11.log
In the log file "[local drive name]:\SP1\OWC11.log" you may want to confirm that the last line reads "Installation operation completed successfully" to be sure that all went well.

3. Delete the "[local drive name]:\SP1" folder
The Service Pack 1 has now been slipstreamed to your Office 2003 Administrative Installation Point.


SECTION 4 – Create a transform for the package

Use the packaging tools (Installshield, Wise etcetera) to create the transform which will contain any other customization.
Answered 04/20/2005 by: viv_bhatt1
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Use the packaging tools (Installshield, Wise etcetera) to create the transform which will contain any other customization.

Strongly consider using the Office Custom Installation Wizard from the Office 2003 Resource Kit to create your transform.


Craig --<>.
Answered 04/20/2005 by: craig16229
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Use the ORK tools for this kind of applications.

Microsoft's MSI's are not very compatible with the standardization.
Answered 04/20/2005 by: mickman
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Thanks Craig ,

I forgot to mention I used Office custom installation wizard to resolve the issue . Installshield tuner does not capture the response transform information properly.


Cheers ,
V
Answered 04/21/2005 by: viv_bhatt1
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viv_bhatt1,

Thanks so much for the detailed instructions!!

They were of utmost benefit to my effort to roll out office 2k3, and i am very appreciative of your effort to help other less experienced admins!

thanks ALOT!!!


-Faber
Answered 04/29/2005 by: faber
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